Monday, August 29, 2011

Kidnapped my Mom over the weekend...WATER TORTURE!!!

HA!!  NOT EXACTLY TORTURE!!  My sweet Mom lives about 3.5 hrs away and i hadn't seen her in over 3 months!  I made reservations at an AMAZING B&B...(got to check this out if you're ever in the area )  we had an INCREDIBLE TIME!  My Mom is 73, but about as young at heart as they come...and I surprised her with the trip to the lake, and a jet ski rental!  She tore the lake up!  We had so much fun!  A weekend of lake fun, great food, and meeting new could not have been better!  I felt so strong, and I know I'm not even back up to my old strength yet from 6 years ago before I put all of this weight back on.  I'm down 33 pounds since the lap band...but this weekend gave me such a boost of fitness motivation!  I think I'm going to start watching the scale a little closer...i've been letting it slide, and it's time to pay attention.  I've got some plans...AND rode my bike to work this morning...was running late so I rode fast!!  It was so fun...and i got there one time!!!  Wow...i'm all over the here...some pics from the weekend!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

One pound down...2-teens...finally!!

219...not in over six years have I weighed this!!!  YEPPEEE!!
NSV this week were getting into a pair of Lane Bryant 18tall jeans that I've had for at least 7 years!!  And then waking up Sunday morning with no clean scrubs for work, and remembering some a co-worker had given me about 2 years ago that I couldn't get over my butt back then...WORE EM!!!!
Silly pictures for proof!!!
Was at the "Y" by 5:45 am this morning...let the hubs lift with me...but he slowed me down so we're going to do better next time.  I'm thinking about swapping cardio at home in the am and the extras at the "Y" in the evenings...I'm more motivated in the mornings so I need to do cardio then!!!
I've got the coolest weekend planned with my Mom...going to drive up to see her and have lots of surprises in store for her...can't tell you now cuz she reads my blog...but will take MANY PHOTOS!!!
 My size 18w jeans!!!
 Where's my butt now??

Thursday, August 18, 2011


My first fill was COMPLETELY PAINLESS!  What a great job sweet Dr. B. did!!!  Love him!!  I now have 3.5cc in my 10cc band!! I am on liquids rest of today and all day worries!  Still working out every day...gotta love it!  No weight loss to report yet...but maybe the next few days will show me some love!!!!  Thanks for all of the support my sistas!!!  I couldn't make it without you!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Well, I go in tomorrow at 1:00pm...little nervous...but more ready to be taking the next step! My exercise has been better than my food this week...still stuck at 220# hoping this fill + the exercise will push me into the 2-teens soon...(i feel like i've been saying that forever!)  My DH has noticed that i am able to eat more food lately...not that he was rude or anything, he just agreed to what i was saying.  Once I get the exercise to a good routine...i'm adding a food journal to the mix!  I can usually recall everything I've eaten at the end of the day, but I need to log during the day to really keep myself in check.  A running log of calories and protein and fiber is good for me!  After meeting with the surg. tomorrow, i hope i can start lifting weights quads need it badly!  Love the sweat i'm getting off of the elliptical, but would like to try and firm up some of my jigglies!!  Will post after my fill!!! Thanks for all of the support!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Made my first smoothie today...yuck...too fluffy...

Okay...i've decided i do need ice in my next one...gonna check out recipes in blogland and find something that will work better!!!  I'm sitting here with a pink smoothie mustache that goes over my nose!

I called my surgeon's office yesterday to find out when i can start working out.  Sofar i've just been walking and walking...did a little hiking on vacay...but now just walking...walk to work...walk at lunch...walk walk walk.  Well, the nurse told me that I can go ahead and start, just nothing strenuous and don't lift anything over 30 pounds.  Nothing strenuous...did I hear that right?  Excuse me...but I asked..."When can I start working out?"...nothing strenuous??  I don't get can anyone help me??? I will be 5 weeks post op this how much of a workout can i do???


Friday, August 5, 2011


It’s Friday so you know what that means!

Yup, it’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy!!!!!
We answer a few questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break.
Copy to your own blog and enjoy!

1. I’m going to pick a person in your life – not knowing if you have a good or bad, existing or non-existent relationship with them – and your mission is to pick 5 words or traits or thoughts to describe them.

Your paternal grandmother.

Unconditional Love
Contagious Laughter
Radiating Beauty
Comfort Food Queen
Damn handy with a shotgun!

2. What’s your all time favorite color to paint your nails? And your toes?

I rarely paint my nails...but when I do...they are usually red or orangy.  I keep my toes pedicured nearly 100% of the time (I do them myself) and they are always painted BLACK!

3. Do you get along with your parents well?

Yes!  My mother is really the dearest person in the world to me!  I don't get to see her nearly as often as I'd like...and I keep telling myself to take more time to do just that!!  I love her so much!!!  She is so wise, loving, accepting, and is my cheerleader forever.  She is funny as hell, and must have dated sailors cuz she sounds like one at times!  She loves news programs and politics and don't cross her or you'll hear about it!!   Love you, Mom!!! 

4. Speaking of rainbows – rank the rainbow colors in the order you prefer.


5. Repeat question. How was your week in real life and in blog land this week?

Real life: Busy at work this week...that's great...up moving my body is feeling wonderful...i can't wait to feel the fat start to melt and the muscle start to get stronger!!  Took the last of my antibiotics hopefully my weight will start to come off again soon!!
Blog land: WONDERFUL!  I've even blogged twice today!!!  I love the support and advice available here for all of us...blogging must lead to success!!!

Me and my big mouth!!

AARRGGHHH!! I cannot seem to take a small bite to save my ass! I guess I have always loved the sensation of stuffing a huge bite-full of food into my mouth and having it crammed in every nook and cranny of my kisser...I am just now discovering this though!! Maybe my parents scolded me as a child...perhaps I’ve even embarrassed my dinner companions...but I don’t remember it!! It’s been one of my hardest obstacles!!! I put these HUGE bites in my mouth and then think...”CRAP, what am I going to do now????” So I try and portion it out, put some in the side of my mouth...chew some...and then try and swallow just a tiny bit!!!! Portion size isn’t my’s BITE SIZE!!! Yes, I even admit to spitting some of it out when I’m alone!!! G-ROSS!!! My nutritionist recommended using junior sized flatware...but I can’t find anything that's not rubber with turtles and bunnies on it!!! Not to mention neon colored so everyone around me thinks I’ve stolen my grandson’s spoon!

So...not drinking while eating...and taking smaller bites...are two of my challenges that i WILL conquer...TODAY...NOT TOMORROW...TODAY....gulp...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ALASKA AND OTHER FUN STUFF!!!’s official!!! I’m going to ALASKA!!! WHOOOP WHHOOOPP! Yes, it’s not for another 10 months...but WHO-WAA! My DH has to be in Anchorage next June on business, so I will fly up after his business is finished...and we are going to stay an additional 10 days or so! Our plans at this point are to fish for a day or so then take a float plane out to a remote cabin provided by the Park Service where the pilot will drop us off and them come back for us at the end of our stay!!! No electricity, no indoor plumbing, just a wood stove and wooden bunks!!!! Oh, and a rowboat if we’re lucky! This may not sound like paradise to some of my sweet sisters out there...but believe me...this is my version of heaven!!

Now to band business...I am feeling much better, my diverticulitis seems to have just about healed up. I have four more days on the antibiotics...and have started eating regular food again. I haven’t added in any significant high fiber foods yet, due to the fact that I’m still supposed to be on pureed foods. I have to admit, I’m mostly just chewing my food really well instead of getting the blender/food processor out at this point. Thursday will be week four post I’m on a regular diet then. I’ve been looking at ways to get the most fiber into my diet and still eat a lap band friendly diet. Prunes are always an option, and I went and got enough Bene-fiber to last me till I’m 90. Then there is always beans, beans and beans...get ready hunnie!

I’ve been eating smaller portions and hiding my drink at meal time. I think not drinking during meals is the biggest game changer for me. When I stay completely away from liquids at meal time...I eat VERY small portions! So my DH is helping me remember to “step away from the glass!”

Well...that’s all my news for today! Have a wonderful day sweet peeps!!!

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